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Lilian Lo, interviewed by Elizabeth Hardink


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From the Collection:

Maine Folklife Center and the Hudson Museum at the University of Maine proposed to study and present the ways that immigrants in central and eastern Maine connect themselves with their ethnicity.


  • February to June 2005


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From the Collection: 16 items

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From the Collection: English


NA3727 Lilian Lo, interviewed by Elizabeth Hardink, April 16, 2005. Lo talks about being born in Hong Kong; spending her first twenty four years there; coming to Maine in 1981; owing Oriental Jade, a Chinese restaurant in Bangor, Maine with her husband Victor; working for a real estate business in Hong Kong; Hong Kong becoming more liberal; cultural differences in China from the 70s to the 90s; Hong Kong’s shift toward international food in recent times; Hong Kong immigrants during the 90s from political instability; adapting to American culture from Hong Kong; women’s rights in Chinese culture, past and present; Chinese opinion on education and its costs; change of importance of marriage and kids in Chinese culture; American media in Hong Kong; Chinese view on American work ethics; popularity behind the Oriental Jade in Bangor; difficulties of having a Chinese restaurant in Bangor. Text: 29 pp. transcript.

Repository Details

Part of the Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History Repository

5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono ME 04469-5729 United States